The Cool House: Still wood obsessed

Friday, March 20, 2009

Still wood obsessed

I got some serious validation for putting more wood in the master bath in my post a couple of weeks ago. Jean Martha at Renovation Therapy suggested putting in some beams and while I love the idea. logistically (tall Guy, low ceilings) that isn't going to work. But it got me thinking that giving the ceiling the hardwood or bamboo treatment might be one way to go.

Via Divine Design

Then I came across these great paneled bathtubs. Straight walnut panels with inset lights would certainly help in our poorly lit master bathroom.


Or we could use recycled wood as a tub surround like this bath by Feldman Architects, via remodalista


This bath has a gorgeous redwood surround but overall it looks a little like the sample area of my local wood flooring showroom.
In any case I think I have a paneled bath, possibly with inset lights, in my future. What do you think?

This was written as part of the Hooked on Fridays fest and coincidentally is also my 1000th post

14 comments:

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Gorgeous...LOVE the idea with the lights. Go for it!

Pam Kersting said...

All of them are beautiful! I wouldn't hesitate to add wood in my bath ... in fact I do have beautiful wood in my baths already! ;-)

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Your 1,000th post?! Holy cow! That's a major accomplishment, if you ask me. Congratulations!

I think wood in a bathroom looks so warm and luxurious. These photos are beautiful.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Happy Friday, Happy Spring, Happy~Happy Everything!

Holly said...

Very cool...go for it!

Maya@Completely-Coastal said...

I love the idea (and the looks) of the recycled wood.

kerri said...

Wow! I never have thought of wood in the bathroom before but these images are fantastic, I'm a convert. Lol your comments on the last image.

Thanks for visiting my Blue & Green post today!

Terry said...

I'm with you about wood in bathroom. I've only seen it in mountain cabins, sometimes at the beach. Always rustic though not sleek like your pictures.

I'm a big fan of interesting ceilings. You don't have to have !!!!BEAMS!!!! to bang heads on; you can just have beams.

Gennaro said...

Beautiful bathroom. Has a mix of Asian simplicity with a touch of modern European design. I need an upgrade :)

Jennifer said...

Love the bathtub surrounds.. I think they work perfectly with your house. You could do both the ceiling and the bathtub surround if done right...

DesignTies said...

I think it's a great idea to incorporate lighting into a wood bath surround :-)

Have you seen the tiles that look like wood?? I've seen them used on a couple of home decor shows, and I've also seen them on display in a tile showroom. They look quite nice, and are even sized like wood planks. Might be an option to look into -- although real wood would be best :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

Onlinehandyman said...

Wood certainly can be beautiful in a bathroom. Your pics certainly do show that. You just have to be careful not to overdo it.

The one thing that I do want to point out here is to be careful when installing the wood to close to any water. If you are using wood with a high gloss poly you will be OK, but if you like the low gloss look, it is semi permeable and will stain if all excess water is not wiped up immediately.

Keep it on the ceiling and even on the removable side panel, but not around the tub like in the picture.

Mrs. Petrie said...

I'm ready to get out the liquid nails and glue some planks to my ugly builder stock tub. Congrats on the 1k post!

Cemaya said...

Lovely idea. I really like the simplicity of the second photo. Not overdone but done nicely.